Language and/or Subtitles: English
Format: DVD 1998
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This feel-good ensemble comedy tracks a quartet of suburban siblings and their families over the course of a single summer. Hardworking Gil Buckman (Steve Martin) and his stay-at-home wife, Karen (Mary Steeenburgen), have just a few months to help their oldest son, Kevin (Jasen Fisher), overcome his high-strung behavior problems before he'll be relegated to special-education classes. Gil's difficult relationship with his own father, Frank (Jason Robards), has led him to become a would-be super-dad for his three kids, so he takes his son's difficulties more than a little personally. Gil's sister, Helen (Dianne Wiest), is trying to raise a moody, adolescent son (Leaf Phoenix) and an independent-minded daughter (Martha Plimpton) with no help from her well-off ex-husband, who's more interested in his new wife and family. Gil and Helen's sister, Susan (Harley Jane Kozak), meanwhile, must participate in the too-scripted Big Life Plans of her anal-retentive husband, Nathan (Rick Moranis), whose overachiever zeal infects even their toddler daughter. When long-lost brother Larry (Tom Hulce) show up with yet another get-rich-quick scheme, he brings with him a surprise addition to the family. Screenwriters Babaloo Mandel, Lowell Ganz, and Ron Howard negotiate their varied subplots with a deftness and comedic touch that transforms this conflicted clan into a suburban everyfamily. ~ Brian J. Dillard, Rovi
Hilarious & touching comedy about family life.
Additional Information
Subjects Comedy films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher Universal City, Calif. :Universal Home Video,1998
Contributors Martin, Steve, 1945-
Steenburgen, Mary.
Hulce, Tom, 1953-
Moranis, Rick.
Plimpton, Martha, 1970-
Reeves, Keanu.
Robards, Jason.
Wiest, Dianne.
Howard, Ron, 1954-
Grazer, Brian, 1953-
Imagine Entertainment (Firm)
Universal Studios Home Video (Firm)
Universal Pictures (Firm)
Participants/Performers Steve Martin, Tom Hulce, Rick Moranis, Martha Plimpton, Keanu Reeves, Jason Robards, Mary Steenburgen, Dianne Wiest.
Other Contributors Director, Ron Howard ; producer, Brian Grazer ; screenplay, Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel ; story, Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel, Ron Howard ; director of photography, Donald McAlpine.
Audience Rated PG-13.
Language English
English with optional Spanish and French soundtracks and optional Spanish subtitles.
Closed captioned.
Notes Widescreen full frame format (1.33:1 ratio).
Videodisc release of a 1989 motion picture by Universal City Studios and Imagine Films Entertainment, Inc.
System Details DVD, Dolby surround.
Description 1 videodisc (2 hrs., 4 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 0783225962 :
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